Brief Curriculum Vitae
Christiane Jessen - Richardsen
I, Mrs. Christiane Jessen - Richardsen, was born on 4th March 1963 in Niebüll / Nordfriesland (Germany).
My professional career as a street painter started in 1984 when I moved to Berlin (Germany) and was manifested with a visit to Mexico in 1986.
This period especially, left its indelible mark on my professional inspiration and engraved specific colours and forms that are expressed in my current work.
Back in Germany, I used to work with several well-established painters to improve and expand my professional capabilities. With my newly won professionalism, I held my first exhibition in Berlin (Germany) in 1994 while I was still working as an advertising copywriter, as well as, a leading adviser of a famous catering service in Berlin.
Following from my street painting commission I was able to make one of my dreams come true. In 2004, I started to work fulltime as a professional street painter. This new creative period allowed myself room to attend several competitions, e.g. in Grazie Curtadone at the Madonnary Festival , an annual art event in Italy. I also participated at several events at the "Open Air Gallery on the Oberbaumbrücke" in Berlin, which is a famous art event taking place on a bridge symbolising the separation of East and West Germany as a former main check point in the capital.
Other important pillars of my work include workshops for students, painting murals on walls for shops, preparing paintings on canvas for clients, and painting on streets while people watch me at work.
My main goal is to brighten up peoplesĺ lives with art that mirrors their wishes and dreams.
1st. Place Massey Street Painting Festival in Massey (Canada)
Auszeichnung für besondere Leistung Award for an outstanding performance at the Madonnary Festival in Maddonary (Italy)
3rd. Place Street painting festival in Geldern (Germany)